Local Interests in and Around Culford
Its difficult to do justice to all the quality places there are to visit whilst you are staying here in Culford. Here are just a few links that we recommend. For further ideas, visit 'Suffolk Tourist Guide Website'.
Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds is a market town (Wednesday & Saturday) in the county of Suffolk. Which is home to many great attractions, including; Greene King Brewery (tours availible), St Edmundsbury Cathederal, the famous ruins of the Abbey Gardens, St Marys Church, Moyses Hall Museum and for evening entertainment there is the Theatre Royal.
Southwold & Yarmouth Beachs
Southwold and Great Yarmouth, are home to the cleanest sand beaches found in Suffolk. Whilst you are at these seaside towns, you can walk along the beach, have a nice meal at one of many restaurants, enjoy some local fish and chips, and for the children there are many local ammusements (on and off the piers).
Jimmy's Farm offers a variety of special events throughout the year, alongside their everyday attractions. On this farm:- petting trails, butchers (all local produce), restaurants and a farm shop can be found. For the younger generation the walk through the petting trail allows the children to interact with farm animals, whilst there are nature walks and gardens for the adults.
Thetford Forest is amazing for a day out for the entire family. Within the forest up in the trees 'Go-Ape' can be located, whilst on the ground there are many different forest walks . If walking isn't your style, bike/horse routes are available as well as the modern Segway tours of the forest. It is an wonderful family day out!
A registered National Park, Ickworth park has some of the best scenery in Suffolk. Surrounded with many walks through its grounds and with a local farmer having his sheep on show on the open fields. Once you've finshed walking, a short stroll from the car park, Ickworth Hotel can provide you with food from their restaurant and drinks from the bar.
Duxford Air Museum
There for those aeronautical enthusiasts, Duxford Air Museum is home to numerous aircraft, from a plane used in the James Bond movies to the exceptional WWII Spitfire. Duxford Museum has interactive areas for children as well as catering facilities to keep your hunger at bay.
With many beautiful museums and art galleries, Cambridge is the place to go for inspiration. You can explore quaint passages set amidst the historic market place, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Independant shops are surrounded by high street brands are all over Cambridge, where after you can relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes.
During their event days Newmarket Races host a series of equestrian events, followed by evening entertainment involving live music (previous acts include; Fleetwood Mac, Jon Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Jessie J & The Scissor Sisters). Great food is available from their restaurants or bars. However, there are picnic areas if you prefer.
Banham Zoo (open all year round), is home to some of the worlds most beautiful animals. From the lion enclosure to the seal show, and many others inbetween, every family member can find their niche. For the children there are meet and greet sessions with some of the animals.
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
West Stow's Anglo Saxon Village is a reconstructed village. Just a 5 minute drive from your cottage, tours are available round the site, along with walks around its surrounding heathland, and for the children a wonderful, sandy playground can keep them amused for hours.
One of the finest and most beautiful medieval villages in England. Lavenham is a vibrant Suffolk village and a great day out. Lavenham is the ideal place to visit and indulge yourself, with a fantastic calendar of events and festivals, award winning places to eat, great galleries and shops to browse, with plenty to explore and do near by.
Ely Cathedral is a wonderful piece of architecture from a distant past. Tours are available around the catherdral, as well as a climb up its tower to give a fantastic veiw of the surrounding Fen land.